How to create an Android Live virtual machine

Look out for newer versions

Applications such as the browser can be opened, and some consistent Android behavior items will pop-up, as shown. While this environment is not representative of any tablet or phone on the market, it is a good way to poke around the operating system without any better options available.

The Androidx86 site has been quiet for a bit, but if a 2.1 or 2.2 version of the Live environment becomes available, it will surely be featured in another gallery.


Rick Vanover is a software strategy specialist for Veeam Software, based in Columbus, Ohio. Rick has years of IT experience and focuses on virtualization, Windows-based server administration, and system hardware.